Audi R8 On Trade Plates Burns Down On The Penchala Link

Things got just a little too hot for this hot Audi on what will be its last test drive. 

It may seem that this unfortunate Audi R8 really did not want to find a new owner, as this German supercar had recently burnt to the ground by the roadside of the exit of the Penchala Link during what will be its final test drive. 

Though identifiable as a V8 model from its quad round tailpipes, it is not entirely confirmed however whether or not this particular Audi supercar was a coupe or a convertible variant. That is because the aftermath of the blaze that occurred on the 2nd of April (Friday) has destroyed a significant portion of the R8, most notably of which is the missing roof that has more likely than not since been chopped off by firefighters who were tending to the fire. 

Working our way down from the roof-less Audi, there also looks to be nothing left of what used to be a cush cabin. The smouldering remains of the interior however is nothing compared to burnt out husk of the engine bay, which upon closer inspection incidentally reveals the 8 pots of the aluminium V8 engine block. 

In fact, the blaze was so intense that it even managed to melt the rubber on the tyres, in addition to spreading past the front windscreen and burnt down a not insignificant chunk of the front end of this Audi. Leaving only the trade plates hanging on its extremities perhaps the only salvageable parts from this flambéed R8. 

Speaking of the trade plates, this burnt out Audi may most likely be covered by fleet insurance. Moreover, as this was a faulty test drive car, the insurance company will also probably be compensating for any injuries sustained by the occupants during the R8 fire. 

Having said that, the dealer most likely won’t recover 100% of the value for this Audi during the insurance payout. So far from making a profit on the sale of this German mid-engined supercar, the unfortunate dealer may be staring straight down a (burnt-out) barrel of a loss instead. 


Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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